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Desert Beasts

Geography Starter


Brainstorm the challenges of living in the desert for animals.
Your brainstorm could be done on the whiteboard.
Geography Activities


Kangaroo Rat
Image: Ord's Kangaroo Rat, Deceased., a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from lostinfog's photostream
The image above is of a kangaroo rat. These rodents survive in desert environments. What physical characteristics do you think it has to help it live in such an extreme environment?
Geography Activities

Task One - Design your very own desert beast

On a sheet of plain paper design your very own desert beast. You are trying to design the ultimate desert beast that has all the necessary characteristics to survive in the desert.

Annotate your desert beast with the characteristics that help it survive.

Geography Activities

Task Two - On a sheet of lined paper

On a sheet of lined paper write paragraphs under the following sub-headings:

  1. A summary of the challenges faced by animals living in the desert.
  2. How my desert beast is the ultimate desert beast.
  3. How do humans cope with existing in desert environments.
Geography Activities


These two examples were produced by students at the International School of Geneva - Campus des Nations. They don't have annotations - yours will!
Desert Beast
Desert Beast
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